#1
I am looking for a dreadnought style guitar under £400. This will be my first proper acoustic guitar so I don't really have any preferences yet. Having done quite a bit of research I have narrowed my list down to (I have put the prices I can get them for next to them):

Sigma DR-35 £309
Sigma DR-28H £319
Sigma DR-28V £399
Sigma DR-41 £399
Simon & Patrick woodland cedar £399
Yamanha LL6 £339
Tanglewood TW115 ST premier £269
Recording King RD 07 £200
Recording King RD 10 £359
Blueridge BR 60 £305
Fender CD 320AS £355
Taylor Big Baby £335

Well this was my list until I was looking on thomann and saw that I could get a Roadking RD 26 NAT for £240. Now I am leaning towards this guitar as I have heard such good reviews.

P.s. NO SEAGULLS! I am not really fussy about looks but I can't stand the headstock on seagulls and can't justify spending £400 on a guitar that I don't like the look of
#2
Have you trying anything by Crafter yet? They make great acoustics & will be well within your budget.
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#3
You should try as many as you can. All of those will get decent reviews here. Have fun looking though.
#4
Sigma all the way .....
I dont have the dreadnaught as they are too big for me but i can speak for the 000 size bodies.
I have the Sigma 000r-28v amazing guitar cost just under 400 pounds about 480euro i paid in Ireland.
Superb sound and build quality.

I also have the Sigma TM12 travel like a little martin amazing too..

Im sure ~Sigmas Dread would also be of equal quality
#5
If you are a serious musician you will save your money until you have enough for a real guitar, something you will carry with you for the next 30 years.
#6
To be honest im not a serious musician I love playing my guitar, more than most.
But im never going to gig or be professional.
I cannot afford to pay 2-3000 quid on a guitar.
Id barely spend that on a car to ferry my family around.
I have a mortgage, mouths to feed, bills to pay ect....
4-500 is more than a reasonable amount of money to spend on a guitar, that is not a professional.
I know plenty of people gigging with less....
#8
Quote by kevmc1180
To be honest im not a serious musician I love playing my guitar, more than most.
But im never going to gig or be professional.
I cannot afford to pay 2-3000 quid on a guitar.
Id barely spend that on a car to ferry my family around.
I have a mortgage, mouths to feed, bills to pay ect....
4-500 is more than a reasonable amount of money to spend on a guitar, that is not a professional.
I know plenty of people gigging with less....


Thank you haha. Glad to finally see someone that doesn't spend £5000 on a guitar for bedroom use :L
#9
Take this baby: http://*******/s7QkIV

It's a Fender CD 60. I own one. Actually I would never change this jewel.

I play it for more than two years and it still sounds awesome. Well, you have to be into this Neil Young-Folk-style, because this Fender has a tremendous deep sound. So if you're planing to play hard pickings and a lot of tricky folk and country, than man, you should take this one. I payed € 160, but I guess you could find it cheaper.

A last word about the strings: Don't use light strings with this guitar. You will sound like an infant boy without bass in his voice. I use 13'' bronge-gold strings (h and low e are 11'' phosphor-bronze). You should be aware of that.